Category Archives: Music

Meeting With Exceptional Men

How is it possible to feel happy and sad at the same time? I tasted that bittersweetness as I walked the campus of a college I attended almost 30 years ago. The landmarks of warm memories were still there: majestic … Continue reading

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The Scream

You wouldn’t expect an American to suffer much culture shock in Ireland; so similar are the two nations’ customs and values. But after a month living in a remote area of northwest Ireland I felt disconnected and discouraged. The people … Continue reading

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